Neck & upper back pain

Posted by tardi400 @tardi400, Sep 8 6:52pm

I broke a bone in the back of my neck 2 yrs ago. The break has healed but I am left with pain in my upper back & neck area. I have tried physical therapy, chiropractic, Lidocane injections, massage. Nothing helps . I must sit or lay down to get relief and as a result I am now so weak I can hardly walk. Does anyone have any suggestions? The doctors say there is noting they can do. I am 92 yrs old so I guess thy think I will be dead soon so why bother.

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@tardi400 Welcome tardi to connect My suggestion is since the Dr won't operate and you,be tried some things did you ever look into accupuncture? A friend of mine loves it for pain

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@lioness

@tardi400 Welcome tardi to connect My suggestion is since the Dr won't operate and you,be tried some things did you ever look into accupuncture? A friend of mine loves it for pain

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Yes, I tried several acupuncture treatments but they did not help. Thank you anyway.

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@tardi400, have you tried to get a second or third opinion about possible treatments?

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How terrible! I hope our wise friends on the forum have some suggestions

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@tardi400

Yes, I tried several acupuncture treatments but they did not help. Thank you anyway.

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@tardi400 So sorry for your pain did you see a neurologist but I'm sure you talked with all of nd of Dr,s

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I have similar areas of pain. I have a marvelous pain management doctor who has been helping me for 8 years now. Most recently he injected my thoracic back. Being in an upright position for too long causes a lot of pain. The most recent injections gave me relief for a couple of weeks. The next step is for him to fry my nerves in a process called radio frequency ablation. I have had that done in other places and have obtained relief for as much s two years. In fact, neck pain from a whiplash, caused me to have occipital headaches that were wicked. Had rfa done for that in January and I am still headache free! Hopefully you can find a pain management specialist as great as mine. Please stay in touch. I care.

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@barbbie

I have similar areas of pain. I have a marvelous pain management doctor who has been helping me for 8 years now. Most recently he injected my thoracic back. Being in an upright position for too long causes a lot of pain. The most recent injections gave me relief for a couple of weeks. The next step is for him to fry my nerves in a process called radio frequency ablation. I have had that done in other places and have obtained relief for as much s two years. In fact, neck pain from a whiplash, caused me to have occipital headaches that were wicked. Had rfa done for that in January and I am still headache free! Hopefully you can find a pain management specialist as great as mine. Please stay in touch. I care.

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Can radio frequency ablation be done for sciatica?

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@bustrbrwn22

Can radio frequency ablation be done for sciatica?

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No.

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